When the gangland owner of a pit bull that killed a three-year-old girl is found gutted on an Edinburgh hill Gus Dury is asked to investigate, and soon finds himself up to his neck in the warring underworld of the city’s sink estates.
Amidst illegal dog fights, a missing fifty grand and a police force and judiciary desperate to cover their links to a brutal killing, Gus must work fast to root out the truth, whilst the case sinks its teeth ever deeper into him.
Praise for GUTTED:
“Only two books in and Tony Black is already one of my favourite living crime writers. Gutted is simply superb.” —Nick Stone, author of Mr Clarinet
“Tony Black is the latest of the seemingly unending stream of good Scottish crime writers who have in common the ability to portray vividly the underbelly of Scottish inner-city criminality … The dialogue fizzes and the whole is suffused with black humour. Celtic Noir is in rude health.” —The Times
“Sitting somewhere between the raw grit of Welsh and the genius of Rankin, Gutted deserves to be the thriller hit of the summer.” —Scottish Daily Record
“As washed-up private detectives go, Gus Dury is compelling—he’s as hard as any criminal, as twice as self-destructive.” —William Leith, Evening Standard
“Powerful, focused and intense…and then it gets better. Get your money down early on this young man—he’s dead serious and deadly accurate.” —Andrew Vachss